Chronic Condition Assistance Program With all of the conflicting information about nutrition in the media, it’s hard to know what advice to follow. That’s why it’s important to follow the advice of the smartest doctors, like ours at Mission Hospital. Whether you need nutritional counseling for a specific condition such as high blood pressure, liver disease, or an eating disorder, or if you just want to reach a healthy weight, we can help you identify your nutritional needs and apply these guidelines to your life. Nutritional counseling for your medical condition. When you have special nutritional needs, our clinical nutritionists translate your doctor's diet recommendations into an understandable plan. We work with you to develop that plan by setting clear, realistic goals so that you learn to successfully practice healthier nutrition. People who benefit from nutrition planning include those with issues such as: Cancer Gastroparesis Constipation High blood pressure Digestive problems (irritable bowel, gluten sensitivity, etc.) Liver disease Low blood sugar Diarrhea Osteoporosis Diverticulitis Poor nutritional intake Eating disorders Reflux disease Elevated triglycerides or cholesterol Weight gain Food allergies or intolerance Weight loss For more information or to make an appointment, call 828-213-2222, option #2. Physician Referral Form If you want your insurance to cover nutrition planning services, we recommend that you get a doctor's referral. Not all insurance plans cover nutrition counseling so please check with your employer or your insurance company.